Grow a Garden - Single

by Formidable Vegetable



Fresh off-the-cob for lovers of homegrown produce. The new single Grow a Garden from Formidable Vegetable will warm the hearts of any aspiring backyard-farmers and get you grooving in your overalls.

Produced by Melbourne sonic-artisan, Spoonbill and featuring Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan on horns and strings, Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange, The Cat Empire) on guitar, Charlie Mgee and Carlien Jeanne on vocals, Grow a Garden is ripe for the pickin with a smooth groove, cutting edge production and an unshakably infectious hook.


Whenever I come to see you
I always find you outside
With your hands in the ground
Gettin’ down with anything that grows

And all I want to do is join you
In that morning sunshine
I wanna know, wanna know
How you grow all your vegetables

Cos we’re gonna grow a garden
We’re gonna grow a garden yeah
We’re gonna grow a garden, darling

Well, I saved you some seeds from my pumpkins and peas
And I can foresee we’ll get them growing like weeds
We could stay up real late and plant them by the moon

And we’re gonna make everyone jealous
When they see what we’ve got growing on the trellis
It’ll be raining down in our very own food monsoon


When we’ve made our beds, we gonna raise that veg
Let the chickens out when they’ve laid their eggs
Growin’ asparagus spaghetti squash, strawberries,
Oh we can eat so much from our garden


released February 13, 2019
Written by Formidable Vegetable
Recorded at Hairy Back Marron Studio, Margaret River
Produced by Spoonbill
Mastered by William Bowden
Artwork by Brenna Quinlan
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, drums
Mal Webb: Slide trumpet, trombone
Kylie Morrigan: violin
Carlien Jeanne: backing vocals

Thanks to our legendary crowdfunders: Costa Georgiadis, Lise Hay, Ellen & Nico, Pooja Mallya, Caroline Diss, Kathryn Parker, Hannah Eckberg, Janet Newell, Matthew Pierce, Dave Weirdigan, Sam Russell, Jennifer Thompson, Melania Cleland, Suzanne Bairstow, Angela Sutherland, Allana Parker, Amanda Grist, Helen Hewlett, Jess O'Hara, Kelly Penguin, Marilyn Ashwell, PermacultureHub, Hannah Horsley Cooper, David Pensa, Tanya van der Weert, Thomas Betson, Bel Moore, Murray Campbell, Kathy Moffatt, Emma-Leigh Synnott, Danger Deadnettlez, Carly Bickley, Emily Gimellaro, Aaron Mitchell, Sean Zigmund, Ross Robins, Marti Uzak, Dean O'Callaghan, Jamie’ Hap’ Bretman, Craig Phillipson, Kath Moller, Marsha Ashwell, Amanda Brumley, Lily Lethbridge, Noala Degasperis, Lorne Bussell, Romilly Hawter, Michael Black, Paul Henneberry, Andrew Butt, Carole Gorby, Philippa Hansen, Kirsten Bradley, Desiree T, Scott Ramon Warren, Jaylee Butler, Olly Watkins, Dougal McLauchlan, Fionn Quinlan, Carla Baglieri, Guy Sullivan, Kathryn Clarke, April Shortis, Meg McGowan,
Michele Kwok, PermacultureVisions, Jen Love-Huppatz, Helen Dickson Davidson, Declan Kennedy, Lachlan Cranitch & Deb Seymour.


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Formidable Vegetable Fremantle, Australia

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.
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